The UNC-Duke PPE Program attracts intellectually curious students who appreciate the importance of combining rigorous academic analysis with a principled and comprehensive understanding.

The PPE Program at UNC-Chapel Hill takes the form of a minor (and is mirrored, at Duke, by a certificate program structured around the same educational goals and program requirements). Since its foundation, the PPE program has been especially popular with students who are eager to challenge themselves and are concerned to understand the forces that work to shape our social and political environment.

The faculty who are active in the program work hard both to assure the quality of the program and to afford students extensive opportunities for close interaction with their peers and teachers. For a detailed description of the program requirements, see Courses on the menu options.

Students interested in PPE also run the Philosophy, Politics & Economics Society @ Carolina, a university-recognized student organization and local chapter of the international PPE Society. For more info, please fill out this form and contact Callie Barnard at